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Electromechanical Technology Series

TERC, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, developed a two-year (four-semester) instructional program designed to prepare technicians for the emerging electromechanical occupations in industry. The project was was completed in August 1973, and was supported by grant funds provided by the U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

This collection includes all 16 student manuals, which are all now in the public domain and free for reuse and redistribution. Each book's materials are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual.

The encompassing objective of this project was to assist two-year colleges in establishing electromechanical technician (EMT) training programs by developing the necessary planing and instructional materials and by providing direct program planning assistance. An experimental program conducted at the Oklahoma State University with two classes of students provided the setting for developing the instructional materials.

The research effort of this project was to develop and test an integrated system of instruction built around discrete technical concepts that are basic to more than one technology and have multiple applications. The system, simply stated, requires that each concept be presented in a logical sequence with concurrent applications in Electricity, Mechanics, Physics, Mathematics, and Technical Communications.

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Electronics/Electricity is intended to provide meaningful experience in electric circuit analysis for students of modern technology. The topics included provide exposure to basic principles of current flow, simple DC circuits, an introduction to AC circuits, resonance, and transformer coupling. The materials are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual. METER CONNECTIONS 1 METALLIC...
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Topics: TERC, electromechanical, electronics, electricity, engineering education
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by K.F. Cathey; R.D. Mitchell; R.W. Tinnell; D.A. Yeager
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Electronics/Digital is intended to provide meaningful experience in digital circuit analysis for students of modern technology. The topics included provide exposure to: basic principles of digital logic, logic gates, flip-flops and other circuits, as well as to basic digital systems. The materials are presented in an action oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with laboratory manual. BINARY NUMBER SYSTEM 1 BOOLEAN ALGEBRA 9...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, binary, digital, electronics, engineering education
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This instructional material is intended to provide meaningful experience in electronic amplifier analysis for students of modern technology. The topics included provide exposure to: basic principles of solid state devices, amplifier circuits and applications. The materials are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual. DIODE CHARACTERISTICS 1 HALF-WAVE POWER SUPPLIES 12 FULL-WAVE...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, electronics, engineering education, amplifier
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by L.P. Robertson; R.W. Tinnell; T.G. Watts; D.A. Yeager
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This material is an introductory treatment of modern Mechanical Linkages, combining the elements of mechanical theory with those of practicality. The topics treated include: various levers and four-bar con- figurations, and some selected special topics. The materials are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual. CLASS-ONE LEVERS 1 COMPOUND LEVERS 8 CLASS-TWO LEVERS 13 CLASS-THREE...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, mechanics, mechanism, engineering education, linkage
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When we think of electronic communications it is natural to think first of television because we see it so frequently. While television is an extremely important part of the communication area, we should not limit our thinking to it alone. If we take electronic communications to mean the conveying of information from point-to-point by means of electromagnetic waves, then we must consider many applications other than television. Radiotelephony and radiotelegraphy are perhaps the most obvious...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, communication, engineering education
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This material presents the topic of modern machines. It combines the elements of mechanical theory, drafting skills and practical applications. The topics treated include: graphical analysis of machines in the areas of velocity and acceleration polygons, and the dynamics of cams, gears and intermittent motion mechanisms. The materials are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual....
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, mechanics, machines, engineering education
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These materials are intended to introduce both basic geometric optics and the laser. The student using these materials should have a working knowledge of technical mathematics including algebra and trigonometry. The materials are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual.  LIGHT SOURCES 1 LASER SOURCES 6 REFLECTION I (Plane Surfaces) 12 REFLECTION II (Curved Surfaces) 18 REFRACTION...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, mechanics, physics, optics, physics education, engineering education
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Mechanisms/Drives is an introductory treatment of modern mechanical drives, combining the elements of mechanical theory with those of practicality. The topics treated include: various gear drive configurations employing spur, bevel, and helical gears, belt drives of several types, chain drives, friction drives, and some selected special topics such as cams and universal joints. The materials are intended for use by technology students who have had little or no previous exposure to practical...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, mechanics, machine, engineering education
These materials are intended to provide a meaningful experience with automatic controls for students of modern technology. The topics included provide exposure to basic principles of control systems, transducers, actuators, amplifiers, and controllers. The materials are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual. INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATION 1 SENSING DEVICES 9 CONTROLLERS 22 ERROR...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, mechanics, controls, automation, engineering education
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Unified Physics/Fluids provides an introductory treatment of basic fluid principles as well as others elected topics. The materials are organized around a number of fundamental concepts of modern technology: differential forces, flow rates, opposition to flow, energy storage, time constants, impedance matching and resonance. The purpose of this organization is to provide a foundation for the study of several related technologies. The instructional material is presented in an action-oriented...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, mechanics, physics, fluids, physics education, engineering education
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These materials are intended to provide meaningful experience in electronic motor control for students of modern technology. The topics included provide exposure to basic principles of motor control, SCR controls for various types of motors, and an introduction to digital controls. The materials are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual. SILICONE-CONTROLLED RECTIFIERS 1 DC MOTOR...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, electromechanisms. engineering education, motors
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by Robert F. Brun; John C. Sheihing
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This instructional material is an introductory treatment of Modern Materials, combining the elements of mechanical theory with those of material and its behavior. The experiments are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual. FORCE MEASUREMENT AND TRANSMISSION 1 FORCES IN TRUSSES AND FRAMES 10 MOMENTS OF FORCES - EQUILIBRIUM OF STRUCTURES 21 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS 33...
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This material is intended to provide a meaningful experience with servomechanisms for students of modern technology. The topics included provide exposure to basic principles of synchromechanisms, as well as an introduction to analog and digital control systems. The materials are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual. THE SYNCHRO TRANSMITTER 1 SYNCHRO DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS 8...
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These materials are intended to provide meaningful experience in basic transducers for students of modern technology. The topics included provide exposure to: basic principles of measurement as well as pressure, temperature, level, rate, photoelectric, and sound transducers. The materials are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual. MATERIAL BEHAVIOR 1 THE THERMOCOUPLE 11 PRESSURE...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, transducer, sensor, engineering education
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by L. Paul Robertson; Bob R. Hunter; Richard L. Allan
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Electromechanisms/Devices attempts to present such devices as motors, generators, relays, solenoids and other selected topics in a simple and direct manner. The materials are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual. An Instructor's Data Guide is available. SOURCES OF INFORMATION 1 MAGNETIC FIELDS 4 ANGULAR VELOCITY MEASUREMENTS 13 MOTOR NO-LOAD TEST 22 MOTOR LOAD TEST 32 TRANSFORMER...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, electromechanisms, engineering education
These materials are intended to provide a meaningful experience in fabrication techniques for students of modern technology. The materials are presented in an action oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual. NUMERICAL CONTROL OF MACHINE TOOLS 1 SIGNAL INJECTOR 7 PREPROGRAMMED PLAYER ORGAN 19 This manual, along with the others in the Electromechanical Technology Series, is the result of six years of...
Topics: TERC, electromechanical, manufacturing, engineering education